Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Found
Good morning everyone! Hope you all had a wonderful few days off last week. Can you believe that it's almost the end of 2009? I ran across these images over the holidays and stashed them away to share with my creative pals here at The Cafe. These are from a Flickr set - interior images from Anthropologie. What I was curious about was the amazing sculptures created from unusual materials, take a closer look . . .



Rolled newspaper and plastic knives?


Recycled paper, chopsticks and plastic spoons?


Plastic spoons and forks - amazing!


21 comments:

AnnaVallance said...

Just got home from Christmas holidays and the first thing I did was check out your blog - great stuff. Thank you for all your wonderful posts.

Whitney @ Whisker Graphics said...

My most favorite thing about visiting Anthropologie is their displays. I always leave in awe and feeling inspired. Thanks for sharing these. I hadn't seen them before.

Juniper said...

Wow, these really are amazing!!! What great photos- thank you for posting them! Really want to know about the person who created these sculptures! Such beauty and skill.

Joan@anythinggoeshere said...

Aren't those incredible. Love the use of spoons. Happy New Year.

Cameron Blazer said...

I once saw the most beautiful chandelier made of paper plates at an Anthropologie. I wish there were one near me, so I could go gawk on a regular basis.

Jill Broadhacker said...

These are truly amazing, a perfect example of upcycling! Thanks for sharing.

Linda said...

Amazing, a beautiful use of plastic bits.
Welcome back.

lauren ♥ said...

wow, so creative and beautiful! too bad our nearest anthro is 2.5 hours away, or i'd gawk at their displays more often. thanks for sharing this <3

PakwaBlue said...

How does someone become this creative? I think of myself as very creative and these are WAY beyond anything I would of thought of. I'd love to know the process; did it start with the idea of a fish or a box full of plastic forks? Thanks for the images.

La Maison Fou said...

I saw these when in Nyc; the first of December, great huh?
I took a lot of pics of these.
Unbelievable
Leslie

Jeanee said...

Wow... who ever thought plastic knives & spoons and some chopsticks could look so beautiful!

marzi said...

these are so freaking amazing! the large bird in the first image is to die for! i would love to own that thing! thanks for sharing. these made my day!

Fiona Cartolina said...

Well I'm glad that you love these displays/scuptures. I think the peacock tail is amazing. I keep looking at it and thinking that it must weigh about 30lbs or more and yet it looks like it is weightlessly attached to the delicate body of the bird.Huh?

PakwaBlu, I know exactly what you mean. Being a very creative person, I find it a personal challenge to try all crafts and to find out how things are made - I'm not satisfied until I've figured out how something has been produced(tho I still haven't figured out how they embed those puffy dandelion heads in the glass paperweights!)

Thanks for all the comments - I appreciate every one of them!
Happy New Years!
Fiona

Ashley Schott said...

I wont rest until I have all of these! Soooo cool!

Pfeiffer Photos said...

People amaze me...simply AMAZE me with endless creativity. These are fantastic, thanks for showing them here. ;)

Kickcan and Conkers said...

These are amazing!

Wini said...

Wow, what an amazing set of photos! So creative and inventive.

crowjoy, mander, bullfrog and droopy drawers said...

Oh wow. We have a crow from that artist (there's an amazing backstory to them too) and well hm. Disappointed that you can get one at a store? Oh well, I won't dwell, ours is OURS and has its own discovery/purchase backstory too. :D

crowjoy, mander, bullfrog and droopy drawers said...

Heh, got to musing about this comment after leaving it, trying to figure out why I feel so possessive of that crow. Not very joylike! Well, that's enough of that.

And I meant to say too that WOW the other sculptures are mindblowing too.

Fiona Cartolina said...

Hey Crowjoy - you can buy those crows at Anthro - they are very pricey but they are cool too. I think I would want a one-of-kind crow if I was to pay the $700 that they want for it. You are very lucky to have one ;-)

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crowjoy, mander, bullfrog and droopy drawers said...

I do feel mighty blessed to have one! And yeah, I'm sure it's the lingering shock of what we paid for it making me indignant. At least Anthro isn't selling them for $50 or something. :D

Missed you over the holidays and looking forward to a great year of inspiration! Thanks!!

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